He let “No-Vax” have it.
Radio icon and vehement pro-vaxxer Howard Stern is ripping Novak Djokovic over the tennis star’s controversial stance concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.
The feedback got here because the 20-time Grand Slam champion possibly faces getting banned from the Australian Open after not disclosing his vaccine standing — being vaccinated is a requirement for non residents coming into the nation.
Djokovic’s legal professionals argued that the 34-year-old racket wizard didn’t must be vaccinated as he had just lately recovered from the virus, and was subsequently immunized. In the meantime, the Serbian nationwide has argued within the past that getting the jab needs to be a private resolution and never mandated by the federal government.
Stern let the accused anti-vaxxer have it on a current episode of his radio present, Fox News reported.
“That f–knut … Djokovic. The Joker, I call him The Joker,” the 67-year-old shock jock fumed. “What a f—ing a–hole.”
He continued, “The first I’ve heard of this guy is that he doesn’t want to get his vaccine and he’s running around … they should throw him right the f— out of tennis.”
Moreover, the radio character instructed that Djokovic “could be lying” about having COVID-19, and inspired the “D-bag” to “stay away from other people.”
Stern, who went viral in September for calling anti-vaxxer radio personalities
“That’s like saying smoking is a private decision, well that’s true,” Stern argued. “But don’t smoke in my face, f—nut. What a dummy. Just a big, dumb tennis player.”
Djokovic’s viral vaccination saga started final month, after the tennis star requested a vaccine exemption to enter the nation primarily based on having COVID throughout the previous six months.
Nonetheless, he had his visa revoked upon arrival and spent the weekend isolating in a lodge together with his immigration standing in limbo. An Australian judge has since reinstated the athlete’s visa and allowed him to journey to the location of the Australian Open, however now authorities officers are investigating issues with his optimistic PCR report in December, which had been filed in court docket.
In a statement posted to his Instagram, Djokovic admitted that he didn’t instantly isolate after testing optimistic for COVID-19 final month.
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not or not these points will impression Djokovic’s potential to stay in Australia and play within the season’s first Grand Slam.